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post #1276 of 1428
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Originally Posted by psychodealer View Post
 

Hmm. Probably top tier stuff. I wonder how much difference would it make if the fabric was Italian? Like in terms of feel. I know Japan has a huge Americana culture, but does Italy? 

 

Anyhow, would love one of those. 

 

 

Quite a few orders! How long did they take? (What's snozzberry?)

 

And the Opossum and Verbena tees are new to me. What's the fabric promising?

 

I just changed my orders to get one of the Modal/merino marled grey + the Hunter green henely. That's proably it for me this winter for tees.

 

Snozzberry was some sort of lightweight colorful plaid L/S button-down I believe. I can't remember anymore.

Opossum was 95% Linen and 5% stretch

Verbena was 77% linen and 23% silk

So--pretty fucking awesome. That's basically what WvG is known for IMO.

 

Just send Mauro an email to change my shipping address and he gave me some timeline updates:

Mid October for the bamboo. I am hoping the same for the rest.

Snoozberry left Italy already.
The tees should be done towards the end of the month. The Italians are in a pickle. Everything is fine but they know they fucked up time wise.
post #1277 of 1428
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Originally Posted by kwanon View Post

Snozzberry was some sort of lightweight colorful plaid L/S button-down I believe. I can't remember anymore.
Opossum was 95% Linen and 5% stretch
Verbena was 77% linen and 23% silk
So--pretty fucking awesome. That's basically what WvG is known for IMO.

Just send Mauro an email to change my shipping address and he gave me some timeline updates:
Mid October for the bamboo. I am hoping the same for the rest.
Snoozberry left Italy already.
The tees should be done towards the end of the month. The Italians are in a pickle. Everything is fine but they know they fucked up time wise.

Hmm. The linen tees sound incredible. Wish I got in on some during summer. Oh well. Guess I'll try next spring. What colors did you get and how much were they?
post #1278 of 1428
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Originally Posted by psychodealer View Post


Hmm. The linen tees sound incredible. Wish I got in on some during summer. Oh well. Guess I'll try next spring. What colors did you get and how much were they?

Opossum was $85 retail - Charcoal

Verbena was $105 retail - Slate blue

I am so stoked. I think they'll make great undershirts while I wait for next summer.

 

Can't help but think of Macklemore's proverbial $50 tee shirt but wtf does he know? I don't know why I would ever buy a tee from anyone other than Mauro anymore.

post #1279 of 1428
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Originally Posted by kwanon View Post

Snozzberry was some sort of lightweight colorful plaid L/S button-down I believe. I can't remember anymore.
Opossum was 95% Linen and 5% stretch
Verbena was 77% linen and 23% silk
So--pretty fucking awesome. That's basically what WvG is known for IMO.

Just send Mauro an email to change my shipping address and he gave me some timeline updates:
Mid October for the bamboo. I am hoping the same for the rest.
Snoozberry left Italy already.
The tees should be done towards the end of the month. The Italians are in a pickle. Everything is fine but they know they fucked up time wise.

What date did you order the snozzberry?
post #1280 of 1428
June 16
post #1281 of 1428
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Originally Posted by kwanon View Post
 

Opossum was $85 retail - Charcoal

Verbena was $105 retail - Slate blue

I am so stoked. I think they'll make great undershirts while I wait for next summer.

 

Can't help but think of Macklemore's proverbial $50 tee shirt but wtf does he know? I don't know why I would ever buy a tee from anyone other than Mauro anymore.

Can't tell you the number of times I'm look at yoox and hear Macklemore judging me in my mind

post #1282 of 1428

I have some info from Mauro, and some thoughts of my own about the lead times we're all dealing with currently.

 

First, from Mauro: 

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EVERY item will be made and shipped before Christmas. 

The  beanies will deliver in a couple weeks and then a few weeks later the basket weave.
This month all the tees will be shipped. Next month all the wool and wool blends will be shipped.  In December, the heavy weight tees will be delivered.
 
Also this month the chinos will be shipped. I am praying the sweat pants will be finished. I have had a hard time getting the right factory. 
 
You need to understand. I am in America. Despite what people on SF think, I have not moved to Italy. Because, I am not in Italy the Italians will say anything to get work. They know I am in America and will postpone or bump when and not even tell me.
 
It's a very complex situation. The sewing and price are just to good to pass up. So, I suck it up and wait.
...........
The ball was dropped with the Italians that's for sure. I have ALMOST got everything smoothed out. Once everything gets smoothed out, I can get deliveries every 6 weeks.  Even Epaulet, and Gustin suffer long delays and they crush me in terms of quantity. 
...........
People also need to understand two things and these are important.
 
1. I have never screwed anyone over or not delivered. If for some reason someones product wasn't made they were refunded.
 
2. I am mega small. If people don't pre-order stuff won't be made, period. If nothing gets made two things will happen. One,I go out of business(I work on incredibly tight margins as you can see). 2 I would have to put stuff on sale to recoup my losses at a loss, then at some point will go out of business.
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I am 100% guilty of significant delays. This is crippling to me. I dread making the call to hear I was bumped, again.

I make 20 to 30 shirts per fabric.  The factory's I use make, Gucci, Lanvin, Tom Ford, Berluti, etc... I mean literally make these brands. This is a blessing and a curse. 
 
The blessing is the quality that can be delivered. The curse is when Prada or Gucci have a 30,000 shirt order I am getting bumped.  When I get  5 customers or a quarter of orders not submitted in time, I get bumped. Ultimately, it's my fault and I do accept the blame and frustration.
...........
At this stage in the game, I am asking for a little extra support so that the brand can grow and we can alleviate the production problems. You know first hand, I am a one man show. I have a shit load on my plate.
 
I am doing my best to make sure everyone gets more than they deserve. Right now, the wait sucks. I am really sorry. I am working as hard as possible to get everything delivered and it will be delivered.

 

So, there's a lot there, but to me, the main points are:

 

1) It's been a long road, but Mauro believes he has sorted out some firmer delivery dates for a the pre-order items that have been outstanding for awhile. I have a bunch of stuff in queue, and have been talking with him over the months from time to time, and he has never felt comfortable giving me a firm "this WILL be done by this date" before. So, it seems like he's had to deal with a lot of being pushed aside by the larger orders at the Italian factories, but he believes he has a reliable position in the queue for these items now.

 

2) Delays are no fun, but they're kind of part of the deal here. I go to WvG because I have found that Mauro offers the best quality product at a price that really can't be beat. We all know Mauro is a one-man show, and his order quantities are super small, so when he's dealing with top-notch fabricators they can have their enormous customers exert pressure on them to deliver other orders first. I'm not interested in paying retail for Tom Ford and Lanvin, but if I can get clothing made with amazing fabrics in those same factories, it's worth it for me, personally, to just deal with wait times. I'm not worried about products never being delivered, and I know that if something really went wrong and Mauro couldn't get something made, he would definitely be refunding the orders.

 

I'm waiting a bunch of stuff currently: a pair of chinos, a pair of sweatpants, 4 MTM shirts, a few of the summer weight tees, 3-4 bamboo tees, and a bunch of the new wool tees. I say that to illustrate the fact that I'm definitely impacted by the wait times, and of course I'd rather not have to wait for any of it, but I don't believe it's possible to buy anything like these items off-the-shelf for anywhere near the prices at which Mauro offers them. That's been my experience, at least. So, while I won't be able to wear the summer-weight shirts I bought this summer, I am expecting a summer of 2017, and I'll have some great stuff ready for it.

 

Anyway, I'm really looking forward to getting some dope shit in the mail over the next few months.

 

 

 

post #1283 of 1428
thanks for the update
post #1284 of 1428
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Originally Posted by kwanon View Post

Opossum was $85 retail - Charcoal
Verbena was $105 retail - Slate blue
I am so stoked. I think they'll make great undershirts while I wait for next summer.

Can't help but think of Macklemore's proverbial $50 tee shirt but wtf does he know? I don't know why I would ever buy a tee from anyone other than Mauro anymore.

Huh... That is quite pricey for a tee shirts in general. Though the fabrics sound amazing. Probably way better than similar stuff from Our Legacy and the likes. I don't see myself paying more than $40 for Non-henley tee in the next year.

Kind of makes me wonder just how good the modal and silk blend fiocco tee can be that'd on pre order right now.

That much for a flannel ($120-140) or work nice button up is something I can see myself doing. Which is why I wish I could buy one of the shirts right now.

Anyways, hope you like them!

The best tees I've had were the national Athletic Goods tees. I wonder how the fabric on the Italian tees that's $40 and cotton feels?
post #1285 of 1428
Thanks for the update. I never think that Mauro will screw me, but it's tough to keep spending money without seeing products in my closet.
post #1286 of 1428
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Originally Posted by taint it sweet View Post

Thanks for the update. I never think that Mauro will screw me, but it's tough to keep spending money without seeing products in my closet.

I agree, as frustrating as it is to face delays I've never worried that WvG will become the next ToJ; Mauro's a stand up guy. The delays suck for everyone, and I'm sure Mauro gets emails that are considerably less polite than what we post on here. I think the best thing is to just expect that Mauro's stuff will take 4-6 months to make. The way I've started thinking of it is that everything comes at a cost, Mauro can't be beat in terms of price vs quality but that comes at the cost of long delays. 

post #1287 of 1428
In Mauro we trust.
post #1288 of 1428
Flannels look good.
post #1289 of 1428

Frankly, I don't mind a bumpy year as Mauro sorts stuff out and gets us more and more awesome stuff (though that's just me)

 

Also, here's some pics from my vacation where I mostly wore WvG tops.

 

turtleneck

 

using ~sikk camera skillz~ in a snowflake flannel (and a bamboo shirt under it)

post #1290 of 1428
Hmmm...anyone know what collar options will be available on flannels? Hope there's options other than button down
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